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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 436,648
favorite 241
comment 36
This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by U.S. War Department
movies
eye 300,311
favorite 244
comment 22
Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 230,764
favorite 77
comment 3
Cold War cartoon defending the profit motive against anti-capitalist critics.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by Bonica (Joe)
movies
eye 198,821
favorite 207
comment 34
Early atomic weapons testing.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 183,688
favorite 150
comment 22
Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 177,948
favorite 59
comment 4
Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 164,483
favorite 390
comment 26
Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
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Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 126,503
favorite 159
comment 15
"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association
movies
eye 88,475
favorite 135
comment 50
Atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds (later the Nevada Test Site) show effects on well-kept homes, homes filled with trash and combustibles, and homes painted with reflective white paint. Asserts that cleanliness is an essential part of civil defense preparedness and that it increased survivability. Selected for the 2002 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 50 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Waste disposal
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by IBM Corporation, Military Products Division
movies
eye 84,315
favorite 76
comment 13
Innovations in computer technology as weapons in the Cold War.
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Topics: Cold War, Electronics, Computers: History
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 62,644
favorite 106
comment 10
Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 54,814
favorite 78
comment 23
How 1960s activism "threatens" American moral, religious and ethical principles.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Social issues: 1960s
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by U.S. Navy
movies
eye 52,262
favorite 42
comment 8
Cold War-era anti-Chinese propaganda film featuring footage of revolutionary activities and combat, 1921-64.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, China, Communism
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 42,855
favorite 47
comment 10
Attempt to dispel many common myths and fallacies about radioactive fallout.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 36,403
favorite 41
comment 5
Cold War cartoon aimed at American workers with the objective of convincing them of their good fortune.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by U.S. Army Pictorial Center
movies
eye 36,401
favorite 77
comment 9
John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow and others discuss the ideological battle between U.S. and Soviet Union.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: Cold War
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by Cascade Pictures of California
movies
eye 35,457
favorite 61
comment 8
Attempt to argue away the dangers of nuclear radiation, with some excellent animation.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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by CBS Television Network
movies
eye 34,348
favorite 57
comment 10
Dramatized atomic evacuation of Portland, Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Oregon
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by Ray (Reid H.) Film Industries
movies
eye 29,715
favorite 26
comment 8
How can we protect ourselves against the threats of germs and toxins? Cold War America gears up to fend off threats from unconventional bioweapons.
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Topics: Cold War, Biological warfare
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 25,239
favorite 44
comment 12
Drama of an authoritarian (probably Communist-type) coup in the U.S., assisted by apathy, an indifference to federal intervention in community affairs, and lack of economic incentive.
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Topics: Cold War, Free enterprise, Anti-communism
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 22,834
favorite 50
comment 7
Nuclear fallout menaces Americans.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by U.S. Signal Corps
movies
eye 22,673
favorite 27
comment 3
Korea in the tumultuous period between the end of World War II and the start of the Korean War.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Korean War, Cold War, Anti-communism
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by National Education Program
movies
eye 22,140
favorite 26
comment 15
Lecture given by Dr. George S. Benson, President of Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Anti-communism
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by CBS Television Network
movies
eye 21,273
favorite 38
comment 5
Dramatized atomic evacuation of Portland, Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Oregon
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 20,490
favorite 31
comment 9
Civil defense film admonishing U.S. city dwellers to stay and fight in case of enemy invasion, rather than evacuate. Filmed in New York and other cities.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Infrastructure
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by National Education Program
movies
eye 17,894
favorite 36
comment 6
Demonstrates the widespread ownership of America's basic wealth and the equitable distribution of national income. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War
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by U.S. Army Pictorial Center
movies
eye 17,882
favorite 42
comment 4
John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow and others discuss the ideological battle between U.S. and Soviet Union.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Cold War
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by National Education Program
movies
eye 17,745
favorite 17
comment 10
Anti-communist orientation for Americans/
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Citizenship
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 16,514
favorite 25
comment 11
Educating 1960s campus protesters as to "what's right with America."
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Topic: Cold War
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 16,417
favorite 28
comment 9
How economic progress comes from the accumulation of privately owned tools of production; demonstrates the need for tools by showing a young couple with their infant child in a wilderness with nothing but natural resources and their hands.
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Topics: Cold War, Free enterprise, Anti-communism
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies
eye 15,984
favorite 17
comment 2
How a young couple parlays their frozen custard booth into a multimillion dollar business and constructs a parable of capitalist economics. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Capitalism
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by Unknown
movies
eye 14,168
favorite 30
comment 8
Tribute to television as servant of the public in the Cold War era.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Media: Television, Cold War, Journalism
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by Warner Pathé News
movies
eye 13,862
favorite 12
comment 1
Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom presentation. Includes: Dwight D. Eisenhower enters 1952 Republican party primary; blizzard at California's Donner Pass; Winston Churchill visits the United States; nuclear test at Frenchman's Flat, Nevada; Italian man sculpts human and animal figurines out of raw vegetables; new camera developed to track guided missiles in flight; history and landmarks of the Territory of Hawaii; captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen and his heroism at the helm of sinking...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 13,740
favorite 19
comment 4
How 1960s activism "threatens" American moral, religious and ethical principles.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Social issues: 1960s
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 11,318
favorite 10
comment 2
High school students anticipate and prepare for the military draft.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Korean War, Military: Draft, Cold War
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by Warner Pathé News
movies
eye 10,048
favorite 16
comment 1
Newsreel stories reformatted for educational presentation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Korean War, Cold War
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 9,885
favorite 9
comment 6
Foreign correspondent John Stroehm conducts a tour through the People's Republic of China.
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: China, Cold War
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies
eye 9,587
favorite 16
comment 5
Economic lecture on the merits and workings of capitalism. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Economics, Anti-communism
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by Unknown
movies
eye 8,967
favorite 6
comment 2
Television program (one of a series) sponsored by General Electric Company for telecasting to residents of the Richland, Washington area. This interview with Dr. Richard F. Foster, manager of the Aquatic Biology Division at the Hanford plutonium plant, presents his research that the plant's radioactive effluents have no effect on aquatic life in the Columbia River. Also featured is an interview with "science student of the week" Doyle Burke, senior at Columbia High School.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War, Richland, Washington
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 8,800
favorite 8
comment 2
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile, are invited to visit the Olds factory to see why the product is superior. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting Earth's autonomy. Some might call this film a McCarthyite allegory; others a slow-moving plant tour. Story: Gordon Miller. Camera: John Niklasch. Sound: Ray Esh. Editor: John Cook. Director: Lewis D. Collins. With Lucille and Johnny...
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Topics: Automobiles: Advertising, Automobiles: Manufacturing, Cold War
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by Warner Pathe News
movies
eye 7,387
favorite 9
comment 1
Newsreel stories reformatted for educational presentation.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Korean War, Cold War
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by Warner Pathe News
movies
eye 6,805
favorite 8
comment 1
Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom presentation.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Cold War, Atomic-nuclear: Energy
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by Warner Pathé News
movies
eye 6,470
favorite 9
comment 1
Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Cold War
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 6,029
favorite 16
comment 2
Strengths of the American free enterprise system and how it meets the needs of its citizens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Economics
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by Wilding Picture Productions
movies
eye 6,009
favorite 10
comment 8
How a limited government and private control over labor, resources and tools can stave off a Communist takeover of the U.S.
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Topics: Cold War, Anti-communism, Free enterprise
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies
eye 5,760
favorite 8
comment 3
Sings the praises of the American profit system, arguing that profits, although much smaller than generally believed, make possible a continuing stream of technological advances and new and better products which contribute to the rising living standards. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
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by Calvin Company
movies
eye 5,675
favorite 6
comment 4
The Veterans of Foreign Wars as a fraternal and social organization, with emphasis on their projects that benefit community life and cohesion. Directed by Robert Altman before he ceased making industrial films in Kansas City.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, World War II: Veterans' affairs, Military: Veterans
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by Calvin Company
movies
eye 4,978
favorite 8
comment 2
The Veterans of Foreign Wars as a fraternal and social organization, with emphasis on their projects that benefit community life and cohesion. Directed by Robert Altman before he ceased making industrial films in Kansas City.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, World War II: Veterans' affairs, Military: Veterans
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by Affiliated Film Producers
movies
eye 4,597
favorite 10
comment 4
Shows how American schoolchildren are taught the value of democracy, freedom and good citizenship.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Citizenship, Society: Education, Cold War
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies
eye 3,926
favorite 6
comment 3
Free-enterprise-oriented lecture on the successes of the American economic system. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
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by National Education Program
movies
eye 555
favorite 9
comment 0
 Shows that citizens should understand the American way of life, communism and socialism and their propaganda techniques, public education and government.
Topics: Cold War, Citizenship
Home movie: 097848: 1950s Pennsylvania parades and activities with International Christian Endeavor Union
Topics: 1950s, church, Pennsylvania, parade, International Christian Endeavor Union, Toronto, civic parade,...